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Cimarrón - "Zumbaquezumba (Resound, Resound)" [Live at Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2004]
In this video, watch Cimarrón perform "Zumbaquezumba (Resound, Resound)" with Carlos Quintero on the harp at the 2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The song is featured on their Smithsonian Folkways album 'Sí, soy llanero: Joropo Music from the Orinoco Plains of Colombia.' The joropo has two veins: the hard-driving golpe, and the slower, more lyrical pasaje. Golpe (from golpear "to hit, to strike") refers to the percussive, strummed cuatro patterns. There are at least eighteen common types of golpe, each with its own name and distinctive sound. Golpes are played by instruments alone, or include singing. Widely dispersed throughout the Colombo-Venezuelan plains, the zumbaquezumba is the favorite golpe for dueling verse improvisation, popular at plains fiestas, festival competitions, and shows. 'Sí, soy llanero: Joropo Music from the Orinoco Plains of Colombia' is available on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: From the plains of eastern Colombia, the joropo's syncopated drive and top-of-the-lungs singing proclaim a cattle-herding mestizo people proud of their homeland. Percussive harp techniques and fast-picking bandola guitar rise upon a bedrock rhythm of cuatro guitar, bass, and maracas to produce the signature plains sound. Grupo Cimarrón, mainstay ensemble of música llanera (plains music tradition) joins other all-star musicians in energy and virtuosity of their music. Cimarrón: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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